High Altitude induced Ortner's Syndrome.


Ortner’s syndrome, a clinical entity first described by Ortner over a hundred years ago, is characterised by hoarseness of voice due to left recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy secondary to cardiac disease [1]. Although Ortner originally described this cardiovocal syndrome in association with mitral stenosis, it is now a recognised complication of a number of cardiac conditions. A series of rare cases of Ortner’s syndrome induced by high altitude pulmonary hypertension, a hithertofore unreported aetiology, which presented at a tertiary referral hospital are reported here.

DOI: 10.1016/S0377-1237(04)80116-3

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@article{Panwar2004HighAI, title={High Altitude induced Ortner's Syndrome.}, author={Saroj Panwar and Arun kumar Mehta and Rajan K. Verma and Bimalendu Mukherji}, journal={Medical journal, Armed Forces India}, year={2004}, volume={60 2}, pages={182-3} }